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Building on the success of Black Press Media’s niche digital platforms, Today’s Home brings the same wealth of knowledge and local expertise to the search for a home, be it buying, selling, or even just daydreaming about what changes you can make in the future.
Building on the success of Black Press Media’s niche digital platforms, Today’s Home brings the same wealth of knowledge and local expertise to the search for a home, be it buying, selling, or even just daydreaming about what changes you can make in the future.
Harley Hay

Harley Hay: Curling really does rock

What weighs 20 kilograms and its sole purpose is to be thrown…

  • Apr 10, 2021
Harley Hay
jobs - T - 3-6-2020

Finding a job: 3 job search truisms you need to accept

A job search has many moving parts; your mindset is the most…

  • Apr 10, 2021
jobs - T - 3-6-2020
Here masking tape was applied to both sides of a joint to be caulked. Peeling the tape off as soon as the caulking is smeared with a finger leaves behind a neat edge. (Photo by Robert Maxwell)

Houseworks: Unheated spaces can cause tools to rust

Q: How well do woodworking tools survive in an unheated Canadian workshop?…

  • Apr 10, 2021
Here masking tape was applied to both sides of a joint to be caulked. Peeling the tape off as soon as the caulking is smeared with a finger leaves behind a neat edge. (Photo by Robert Maxwell)
Use warm, not boiling hot water to clean the sink. (Photo by pixabay.com)

Hints from Heloise: Boiling water down the drain damaging

Dear Readers: Pouring boiling water down your kitchen sink may not be…

  • Apr 10, 2021
Use warm, not boiling hot water to clean the sink. (Photo by pixabay.com)
Linda Tomlinson

Gardening: Consider soil type when growing berries

Alberta is home to many varieties of berries; saskatoon, raspberry, currant, strawberry…

  • Apr 8, 2021
Linda Tomlinson
Harley Hay

Harley Hay: Isn’t meaningless knowledge fun?

Seeing that the intended personal mandate of this space in your Saturday…

  • Apr 3, 2021
Harley Hay
opinion

Opinion: Bitterness makes everything worse

Many times, we are frustrated or disappointed because of things we wish.…

  • Apr 2, 2021
opinion
Linda Tomlinson

Gardening: Finding accurate information online

The Internet is a great source of information and misinformation for everything…

  • Apr 1, 2021
Linda Tomlinson
This tankless water heater requires a small amount of electricity to operate just like most tank-style heaters do. Both of these types of gas appliances offer some of the cheapest sources of hot water available.

Hints from Heloise: Make sure you’re prepared for fire

Dear Heloise: We recently had a very dangerous moment at our home.…

  • Mar 27, 2021
This tankless water heater requires a small amount of electricity to operate just like most tank-style heaters do. Both of these types of gas appliances offer some of the cheapest sources of hot water available.
Gophers are waking up from their winter’s slumber. Contributed photo

Signs of spring in central Alberta: Migratory birds returning

Although central Alberta could have benefited from a deeper winter snowpack (let’s…

  • Mar 27, 2021
Gophers are waking up from their winter’s slumber. Contributed photo
Cottage locations often have insufficient soil to protect water lines from freezing in winter. This insulated and electrically heated water line keeps water flowing at minimal cost and at all temperatures. (Photo by Steve Maxwell)

Houseworks: What can we do to stop ice from building up on our roof?

Q: What can we do to stop ice from building up on…

  • Mar 27, 2021
Cottage locations often have insufficient soil to protect water lines from freezing in winter. This insulated and electrically heated water line keeps water flowing at minimal cost and at all temperatures. (Photo by Steve Maxwell)
Harley Hay

Harley Hay: On the phone with Dr. Reginald Smoot

Well, it’s been a while – and some might say not nearly…

  • Mar 27, 2021
Harley Hay
opinion

Mental health: Dealing with kids when they want to quit

Parents sometimes ask me about the wisdom of having a child continue…

  • Mar 26, 2021
opinion
Linda Tomlinson

Gardening: Starting your own vegetable garden

Want to grow vegetables but can’t decide where to start? First look…

  • Mar 25, 2021
Linda Tomlinson
Dr. W. Gifford-Jones

‘Beeting’ youself to increase good health

Would you like to improve your physical endurance? An exercise routine is…

  • Mar 23, 2021
Dr. W. Gifford-Jones
Treena Mielke

Family: Being grateful trumps being sad

Spring, and all the hidden promises that word suggests, has arrived. It…

  • Mar 23, 2021
Treena Mielke
A few hours work rolling on an epoxy floor coating can make any unfinished basement much more inviting. The plastic flakes are added after application but before the epoxy has cured. (Photo by Steve Maxwell)

Epoxy floor coating boosts useful basement living space

Sometimes a good coat of paint can make a world of difference,…

  • Mar 20, 2021
A few hours work rolling on an epoxy floor coating can make any unfinished basement much more inviting. The plastic flakes are added after application but before the epoxy has cured. (Photo by Steve Maxwell)
When spring cleaning keep in mind there are many items that should not be donated to charity, such as dirty, stained, chipped and cracked kitchen dishes. (Black Press file photo)

Hints from Heloise: Spring cleaning organization hacks

Dear Readers: Spring cleaning is in full swing. Closet cleaning? Here are…

  • Mar 20, 2021
When spring cleaning keep in mind there are many items that should not be donated to charity, such as dirty, stained, chipped and cracked kitchen dishes. (Black Press file photo)
Linda Tomlinson

Gardening: Prune trees to remove deadwood, broken branches, correct shapes

Now is the time to prune deciduous trees. The shape, size and…

  • Mar 18, 2021
Linda Tomlinson